Mark Sweeney sort of announces his retirement, but not really

He stopped by today because he was in town to participate in Mark Grace’s charity bowling tournament and he wanted to visit with some Dodgers people. While he clearly isn’t ready to hang it up, clearly wants to play again and clearly wasn’t telling us that he is ready to walk away, he DID seem resigned to the fact that in this economy, there isn’t going to be much of a market for a 39-year-old guy who hit .130 last year. He wants to go into broadcasting and actually interviewed for a position with the MLB Network, but didn’t wind up getting hired.
“This has been a tough offseason for a lot of people,” Sweeney said. “I don’t want to make it just my issue. I have played 14 years, and it has been fun.”

  • BruinFBBB


  • Brooklyn Dodger

    “yawn” doesn’t work here. This one requires further explanation. Tony was just passing along some information on a player who had a nice career, and just happened to have a horrible year in 2008. What’s the point?

  • Tony Jackson

    Brooklyn, the yawn was in response to a previous comment that I deleted.

  • ToyCannon

    I like this signing. Now if the Dodgers can just resign Manny, they will have one of the most potent line-ups in the National League; check it out:

    Furcal, ss
    Hudson, 2B
    Ramirez, LF
    Ethier, RF
    Martin, C
    Loney, 1B
    Kemp, CF
    Blake, 3B